Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn E91 Electric Locomotive

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A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale electric locomotive painted in green. The model is a Deutsche Reichsbahn E91 Electric locomotive, the superstructure features three distinct units; driver's cabins on either end with a transformer housed in the middle unit. The E91s were manufactured between 1925 - 1927 in a collaborative effort between Krauss and WASSEG. They were used extensively for goods work in mountainous areas. Märklin released this model to commemorate the 1990 Metal Technology Expo. The model is housed in a cardboard box that features an image of the locomotive on both sides along with a wooden display board stained red, warranty card, digital operation instructions and a commemorative booklet. The Märklin product code is 5517 for this model.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
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H195 x W525 x D100mm (locomotive with pantographs up)
H25 x W684 x D150mm (display board)
H210 x W710 x D173mm (box lid)
H92 x W700 x D155mm (box base)
H150 x W105mm (warranty card)
H105 x W150mm (digital instructions)
H105 x W210mm (commemorative booklet)
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märklin \ Made in W Germany
märklin \ 1 \ 5517
Sonder-Ausführung \ Metall-Technologie-Schau 1990
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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